He was born October 6, 1920 to William and Lydia Simpson in Parkville, Missouri.
Joe married Betty Waterman on September 14, 1947. She survives of the home.
He was a member of First Christian Church of Plattsburg, Missouri and Farm Bureau.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; three sisters; and one grandchild.
Survivors: wife, Gower, Missouri; sons, Wayne Simpson (Judy), Mt. Washington, Kentucky, and Vernon Simpson, St. Joseph, Missouri; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services: 1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Hands of Hope Hospice. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.